More Fun 107 (Jan/Feb 1946) was the last issue of the book to feature heroes. With the following issue, Green Arrow, Superboy, Johnny Quick and Aquaman were all gone, moved en masse to the pages of Adventure Comics. The comedic strip Dover and Clover was the only one to stick around, being joined by numerous other “funny” strips.
The last adventure for Green Arrow and Speedy in this book have them struggling against a mathematical genius who is trying to help them with their case, unaware that the archers are intentionally laying a false trail to decoy the thieves.
It’s a decent story. The Arrowcar gets wrecked at the end of the tale, but it’s all fixed up (or replaced) by the time Green Arrow’s series in Adventure begins.
Johnny Quick’s final tale gives Tubby Watts the larger role, and has excellent art by Mort Meskin.
Johnny and Tubby are on a riverboat cruise, when Tubby falls overboard and winds up in the hands of gangsters, who hold him for ransom. He is blissfully aware of the alligators menacing him.
A fun little tale. Glad this series carried on.
Joe Shuster returns to the pencils for the last Superboy story in More Fun, which also finally gives young Clark Kent glasses.
It’s a dynamic story, that has Superboy aiding a boy in a soap box derby. Though you do have wonder what age he and his friends are – soap box derbies, marbles championships and yet a high school new editor!
Similarly, if he is in high school, why is he punished by writing lines on a blackboard? But ignoring the age issue, it’s a fairly good story.
Aquaman’s final outing is bookended by an entertaining bit in a classroom as a teacher explaining that Aquaman never comes to the inland part of the USA.
He is searching for a lost seal cub, and tracks him through the St. Lawrence Seaway, into the Great Lakes and over Niagara Falls.
Overall, this issue is actually much better than some of the ones preceding it. Likely why these series were all kept, rather than cancelled.